West Indies’ bowler Keemo Paul dives for a ball during a Twenty20 international cricket match against Bangladesh, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Lauderhill, Fla.
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West Indies miserable tour of Bangladesh ended last week with a series win (2-1) in the decisive third Twenty20 International in Dhaka.

The regional team won only their second series in any format with a dominant 50-run victory ending in controversy.

Out of form Windies opener, Evin Lewis, broke out of his rut with an attacking 89 off just 36 balls as the regional team rattled up 190 all out with four balls remaining in the innings.

Tasked with their second highest successful run chase, Bangladesh were torn apart by 20-year-old seamer Keemo Paul, who produced stunning career-best figures of five for 15 to blow the hosts away for 140 off exactly 17 overs.

Linton Dass slammed 43 at the top of the order to get Bangladesh up to 65 for one in the fifth over but a contentious no-ball incident in the fourth over seemingly sparked the Windies to life and Paul led the revival by wrecking the middle order to send the last nine wickets tumbling for 75 runs.

West Indies’ only series win this year in any format came against Bangladesh in the Caribbean when they swept the Test series 2-0.

The Bangladesh wretched tour saw the West Indies whitewashed 2-0 in the Test series and hammered 2-1 on the ODIs.

Asked to bat first, West Indies showed their intent in the first-power play, galloping to 88 for one, with Lewis providing most of the momentum.

Lewis went on the attack during his Man-of-the Match 89 in Saturday’s third T20 tournament.

He struck four boundaries and eight sixes, dominating a 76-run opening stand off just 30 balls with Shai Hope whose 23 came from 12 balls, including three fours and a six.

Controversy erupted in the fourth over, however, when Dass hold out to mid-off off fast bowler Osane Thomas for 28, only for Umpire Tanvi Ahamed to signal a no-ball.

Subsequent replays showed Thomas had not erred, leading to animated discussions on the field with Captain Carlos Brathwaite and the umpires and ICC match referee Jeff Crowe.

Despite the Windies’ protests, the umpire’s decision stood and Dass remained at the crease and ended up scoring 43.

In this file photograph, West Indies’ Evin Lewis plays a shot for four off the bowling of England’s Liam Plunkett.
Associated Press / Kirsty Wigglesworth, File

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